I really wish people would stop acting like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster has arrived. We should be happy that species can actually survive what we have done to this planet. Biodiversity is in our best interest. View Comment
What is going on in Westchester County? This is on the heels of the 25 dead cats hung from a tree in Yonkers, and the poisonings in Yonkers last summer. Neither of those cases have been solved. They need to find these psychos and lock them up. View Comment
So easy to spend it, so hard to earn it. You walk out the door in this county and 100 bucks is gone.
I don't think the problem is Dem vs. Rep. The problem isn't money spent to help the poor, either. The problem is corporations and greed. They have found ways to increase their profits, decimate workers, get subsidies, and create a tax burden on all of us (by not paying their workers a living wage and forcing them to go on food stamps etc). And everything is being privatized and for-profit---prisons, the military/defense, schools, health care. Then all that profit just rises to the top and regular people can barely get by. This country cannot go on like this. The rich/poor gap is too wide. View Comment
This whole thing seems grossly mishandled. If somebody reports "decapitated geese" the police should be on it and treat it like a real crime. People who hurt animals are psychopaths and are a danger to everyone. I walk around that lake all the time. I don't like knowing that there is a potential nut job on the loose and the Parks dept and police just were too lazy to properly investigate.
Thank you to the city of Yonkers for addressing this issue. And thank you for animal activists from ADOW who work tirelessly on behalf of those who have no voice. I know for a fact that they do this out of love and compassion, and make zero money or donations from this. The poor discarded cats need all the help they can get. View Comment
Nature Advocate, you are seriously misguided and disturbed. Most of us who do rescue work pay out of our own pockets. I don't think you have the slightest clue. We are helping innocent animals who are dumped out on the streets by lazy, ignorant people. View Comment
Thank goodness for this group of concerned citizens. It is really sad what happens to cats out on the street. These animals don't ask to be there. By and large, they are dumped pets who manage to survive and become feral. Yet they are constantly villanized and targeted for all sorts of abuse. They are fodder for every dogfighting ring, neighborhood psycho, demented gangs of kids, and Audubon-cat-hating nuts out there. Not to mention all the other hazards the poor creatures have to deal with. Compassionate people need to take a stand against cruelty, and it is good to see this group forming. View Comment
Health care was a disaster before Obama, and remains a disaster. As a private contractor, I have always purchased my own health insurance. It is absolutely preposterous to pay what I pay---almost 600 a month---yet what choice do I have. And I have a high deductible so most of what i pay is out of pocket. We have a BROKEN health care system. Problem is those in power have cushy, taxpayer funded insurance plans so they will never have to actually experience what the average working slobs do. So they are not motivated to do anything. Let these politicians give up their taxpayer funded retirement, insurance, job security etc. and let them buy on the open market like the rest of us. That will change things real fast.
People love to blame Obama, but please explain how things were not as abyssmal before him? Insurance companies are a useless, greedy, immoral scourge. View Comment
Blame the poor, blame the poor....Yes, those disenfranchised people living on section 8 are ruling things from the bottom. Blaming the poor is exactly what the 1 percent want the working class to do. It deflects attention from them and the fact that they are the cause of this current mess. View Comment
Also the fact that we are bleeding taxes and getting very little in return for it. For the sky high taxes I pay, I'd like free healthcare, affordable child care, and affordable higher education. But, in reality, we have the polar opposite. New York, America...is becoming unlivable for the average person. View Comment
This is a questionable "news" article. That pleasant pooch next door might be public enemy number 1? Really? Was the point of the article to stir up irrational fear? Statistically speaking, there is a far, far greater probability that the pleasant middle aged guy next door is a pedophile or sex offender, but we don't see any articles that begin with that kind of inflammatory sentence.
And linking the fact that all four (yes, only 4) dogs on the dangerous registry are "pit bulls" (whatever that is) to some kind of assumption that this "breed" is dangerous, is even sloppier.
Why is it that when an article deals with animals, anything goes? Would you look at the crime registry, point to the race or gender of the perp, and then deduce that the whole lot of them was dangerous? No. didn't think so. These wild, illogical assumptions only occur with animals. Like the baby raccoons in the news that were assumed to be "rabid" absent any symptoms, merely because they were raccoons. Have we all lost our logic when it comes to animals? Or are we just projecting our fears on to them?
Write an article about the REAL dangers we face in Westchester County. Like the person who was beaten to death in a CVS parking lot in New Rochelle last night. Gun violence. Or the pedophile child porn ring that was just busted up with rabbis and police chiefs. Or the fact that people can't earn a living wage, and million dollar apartments are being built next to homeless shelters in White Plains (stepping over the poor on the way to Whole Foods). Leave the animals alone. View Comment
Exactly. No mention was made of the owners who locked their dog up in a room without any human contact. What kind of people do that? And if they do it to a dog, what kind of parents must they be? No. We only look at the poor animal, who is most often a victim. View Comment
Bravo to Astorino and the Animal Defenders of Westchester for addressing this issue in an intelligent and humane way. And Nature Advocate---get some psychological help. You sound unstable. View Comment
I've seen Mr. Vicenti's presentation about coyotes in the past and it is excellent. This man really knows his stuff---studying wild dogs is his life's work---and he really dispels a lot of fear and misinformation. I highly recommend this event. View Comment
This is funny. Of course it is an indicator of the grim reality out there. But if they don't believe the foreclosure rates, just look in the papers for the increase in suicides. This country is becoming a harsh and unforgiving place to live---and Westchester County---forget about it. If you are not rich, go elsewhere. View Comment
Last year there were many cats poisoned in the Bretton Rd. part of Yonkers and a thousand dollar reward offered by a local animal rights group. Nevertheless, law enforcement did not take it seriously, barely even helping residents pick up dead cats that they found in their yards. Nothing happened, and the nutjob is still on the loose. Clearly, Yonkers is a haven for deranged cat-killers. Let's hope this year, law enforcement acts aggressively.
This is a ritualistic, very public display. This creep wanted others to see it---a mark of a very dangerous individual. Let's see those tax dollars go to good use and find this criminal and lock him up. And get the Bretton Road poisoner too. View Comment